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My next book will be a murder mystery, due out in 2017

Finding Clarity


In the early 2000’s, I traveled to Humboldt County and the Humboldt Redwoods State Park to visit some friends who had left San Francisco to live closer to nature and in the heart of the Emerald Triangle. Finding Clarity grew from the experiences I had on that trip.

Love and hate–opposite emotions force Zoe and Jason into the wilds of Humboldt County.

Zoe has always had to look out for her little sister Clarity. When Zoe learns Clarity is in trouble with a marijuana cult, she rushes to the rescue, not realizing what might happen. As she leaves San Francisco and drives north, Zoe leaves behind all that she knows and ventures into a mysterious world of prehistoric redwoods and dangerous drug-runners.

Jason works narcotics with the SFPD, but when he’s offered the chance to avenge his kid sister’s death, he has to take it. Now he’s returned to the land where he grew up, working undercover inside a marijuana cult to bust the notorious drug trafficker he blames for killing his sister.

Where love and hate force Zoe and Jason together, it’s only through their shared ordeal of survival that they can find the clarity they need to let their pasts go and finally be free.


The Offering

“…a quick and entertaining spy romp.” — Kirkus Reviews


What do you get when you cross Sydney Bristow of Alias with Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Carla DeVille.

The Offering is a fun romantic suspense novel that features Carla deVille, a kick-ass CIA operative, the Illuminati, a coven of witches, and her gorgeous but mysterious old flame, who keeps turning up in all the wrong places. Carla’s quest takes you on a wild ride from her childhood roots on Cota Street in Santa Barbara to the mansions of Montecito, through the Santa Ynez mountains, and ultimately culminates in a showdown at a chateau in Switzerland.


Dialysis: a Memoir

“A compelling story about coping with a serious illness, offering lessons in the value of slowing down and appreciating life in the moment.”  –– Kirkus Reviews


When I was 32, I was diagnosed with kidney failure. The diagnosis seemed to come out of nowhere. Before then, I had been a highly athletic and driven young woman, working in high tech public relations and thriving in the wild atmosphere of the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dialysis: a Memoir tells the story of my experience, from the initial hospitalization through the time I spent on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and culminates with my husband successfully donating one of his kidneys to me. My memoir explores the emotional and physical complexities of living a life dependent on medicine and how I learned to navigate the terrain of my changed circumstances.

I sincerely hope that you, my dear reader, find my book helpful, informative, and useful, as you move forward in your own life.